First up, my 10-Year-Old hexagon table runner is all sewn together and ready for quilting. That's something to cheer about!
I even found some backing fabric in my stash: Grand Revival by Tanya Whelan, purchased last summer at an estate sale. I haven't decided on binding yet. What would you think of orange?
The charcoal grey Kona solid arrived from the Fat Quarter Shop and turned out to be a perfect dye lot match to the rest of the grey I'd used for the "X Marks the Spot" quilt. All of the blocks are now made and ready to set together during our our Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild day retreat this coming Saturday. Quilt top coming soon!!
No Lollyquiltz progress report would be complete without showing my current Leader/Ender quilt. I spent some time this week counting the blocks I've made so far and planning for completion of more little 5 inch 9-Patch blocks. The fabric squares are each 2 inches and I'm including lots of pretty bright pastels with an emphasis on aqua and green. The finished quilt will be similar to this one that I made a few years ago and sent to a Rwandan orphanage. All but a few of the white blocks are now complete and the colored blocks are adding up fast.
Last but not least, I finished up the two peasant tops for Lula and Jane. All that was left was adjusting the elastic in the sleeves and neckline. Here's Jane showing you her top (before I tightened the sleeve elastic) with the tulle skirt she was wearing that day.
You probably recall that last week I made an impulse purchase of McCall's 6500 for the bargain price of 70 cents. Jane's mommy thinks that the reason the pattern was so cheap is because the top is clearly
But, really, there isn't much that doesn't look cute on her no matter how it fits! I am glad, however, that I didn't pay the retail price of $13.99 for those pieces of ill-planned tissue paper! Oh, well. You win some. You lose some.
P.S. Lula's size 5 top was several inches too short as well, but the width was better proportioned on her. (Her modeling agency wouldn't let her work the day of the photo shoot.) LOL!